A Kenyan-born photographer has been named the first official photo editor for the office of the US Vice President Kamala Harris.
“New chapter I’m excited to announce that I’m the first official Photo Editor for the Office of the Vice President to the Biden-Harris Administration. Honored and grateful is an understatement. ” Polly Irungu tweeted.
Two years ago her work was featured on a Nasdaq billboard in New York’s Times Square as part of Amplifying Black Voice season.
Polly told the BBC in 2020 that she discovered how hard it was for black women in her field to reach employment and recognition.
As a result she founded Black Women Photographers, a database and community of black women photographers around the world.